Hi! A Newbie from Houston

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Terry M.
Joined: 4/17/2013

As I have indicated above, I am new to the forum.  I have been on the Nutri Bullit for about three months.  I got on it because I could tell it was a better way to feed my body nutritionally. 

However, last week I went to my eye doctor and he indicates I have macular degeneration (dry).  It's in it's low to mid stages.  So, my question is can you give me about five blasts that will help me zero in on helping my eyes gain strength to either arrest or eliminate this.  Any other suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Terry

Houston, Texas

 

 

brkthrugh@aol.com wrote:

As I have indicated above, I am new to the forum.  I have been on the Nutri Bullit for about three months.  I got on it because I could tell it was a better way to feed my body nutritionally. 

However, last week I went to my eye doctor and he indicates I have macular degeneration (dry).  It's in it's low to mid stages.  So, my question is can you give me about five blasts that will help me zero in on helping my eyes gain strength to either arrest or eliminate this.  Any other suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Terry

Houston, Texas

 

 

Hi Terry, congrats on your journey with NutriBullet. Studies have shown that people with a diet rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and zinc had a 35 percent reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who ate an average diet. Great sources of Vitamin C are guava, bell pepper, grapefruit, strawberries and pineapple. Foods high in vitamin E are almonds, almond butter, sunflower seeds, spinach, flaxseed oil, mango. Best foods for beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, butternut squash, turnip greens and pumpkin. Zinc is found in higher concentrations in the retina and including foods like pumpkin seeds, starchy beans (pinto, navy, black) lima beans, cashews and pecans. Additionally lutein and zeaxanthin are important antioxidants for eye health and are found in dark leafy greens, squash, green peas, asparagus and green bell peppers. Play with these ingredients until you find the best tasting Blast for YOU. Let me know how they work out and keep us posted!
Welcome to the community Terry!
Hi Sarah....thanks for your reply. I will take the above advice to heart. Two questions: Should I emphasize one food group more than another? By food group I am talking about vitamin c vs. zinc, for example. How do I know that I am getting enough of any one food to help? Thanks, Terry
brkthrugh@aol.com wrote: Hi Sarah....thanks for your reply. I will take the above advice to heart. Two questions: Should I emphasize one food group more than another? By food group I am talking about vitamin c vs. zinc, for example. How do I know that I am getting enough of any one food to help? Thanks, Terry
Both nutrients are important and finding foods that contain both are the best way to include these nutrients into your diet. The Recommended Daily Intake for Zinc is about 8mg. 1/2 cup of baked beans has 3mg of zinc, 1 oz of cashews has 2mg, so it should not be too hard to get your RDI for the day. Aim to eat 2-3 high zinc foods. The RDI for vitamin C is 75mg per day. Vitamin C is in most fruits and vegetables and I would aim to eat at least 3-4 of the high vitamin C vegetables I listed previously. This will cover your nutritional needs. Getting a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for not only eye health but overall health and will help keep your immune system strong and fight off disease.